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Education Sep 08AP report: Full loan relief rare for students at for-profit colleges
The Trump administration is granting only partial loan forgiveness to the vast majority of students approved for help because of fraud by for-profit colleges.
Nation Aug 30Trump administration backs Asian-Americans in Harvard case
The Justice Department said in a court filing that Harvard has failed to demonstrate that it does not discriminate on the basis of race.
Education Aug 24Education Department’s proposals on guns in schools sparks outcry
The Education Department says it is weighing whether to allow states to use federal funds to purchase guns for schools, prompting a storm of criticism from Democratic lawmakers and educators.
World Jul 03In Moscow, U.S. senator hopes for ‘new day’ in U.S.-Russia ties
MOSCOW — The head of a U.S. congressional delegation visiting Russia said Tuesday he hopes for "a new day" in repairing relations between Russia and the U.S.
Politics Jun 05Federal school safety panel will not look at role of guns, DeVos says
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says the federal commission on school safety set up after a Florida high school shooting won't be looking at the role of guns in school violence.
Politics May 22Democrats propose funding teacher pay raises by canceling tax cuts for the wealthy
Congressional Democrats on Tuesday proposed giving states and school districts $50 billion over a decade to fund the teacher raises by canceling tax cuts for high wage earners.
Education Mar 16Former Corinthian Colleges students will only see partial loan relief
The Education Department has begun notifying some former Corinthian Colleges students that it will forgive only one-half or less of their federal student loans, even though the students were defrauded by the now-defunct schools.
Nation Jan 25Civil rights groups sue DeVos over policy on campus sexual assault
Last year, DeVos said Obama-era directives had "weaponized" the Education Department and were unfairly skewed against those accused of assault.
Education Jan 11Poverty, segregation persist in U.S. schools, report says
Too often, low-income, black and Latino students end up in schools with crumbling walls, old textbooks and unqualified teachers, according to a report released Thursday by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
Education Dec 20Students defrauded by for-profit colleges may not get full financial relief
Students who were defrauded by the for-profit Corinthian Colleges may not get their loans forgiven entirely, the Education Department announced Wednesday, in a reversal of the Obama administration policy of wiping out the debt.